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Avoid Problems from Winter Weather

Avoid Problems from Winter Weather

AUBURN, Ala.—As an Arctic cold front moves in from the west, Alabama Extension offers recommendations for how to prepare for possible snow, loss of electricity and other impacts from the storm.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for much of central Alabama. NWS said the potential for light to moderate snow exists through early Wednesday. Accumulations are currently expected to be less than two inches.

Due to very cold temperatures moving into the area with this front, significant impacts may result despite relatively light snow amounts. Snow melting on roads and refreezing will lead to hazardous road conditions.

Motorists should use caution and prepare for snow covered roads and limited visibility.

NWS said the cold air mass will result in a hard freeze with temperatures falling into the teens Tuesday, with single digits possible in a few locations across the north. Hazardous wind chills are also expected, falling into the single digits below zero across the north and into the single digits above zero across the south.

A free online resource is Extension’s Emergency Handbook is filled with information to help you weather this storm successfully.  You can download it to your iPad or iPhone from iBooks.

The Emergency Handbook contains more than 100 pages in four broad categories including People and Pets, Home and Business, Landscape and Garden, and Farms and Livestock.

“People will find a wealth of information and resources in the Emergency Handbook,” said Dr. Gary Lemme, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

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